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Ratings: FX’s “Louie” Sinks to Viewership Low, “The Comedians” Falls

Unfortunately for FX, last week’s “Louie” uptick was not the beginning of a trend.

This week’s edition of the critically acclaimed comedy turned away last week’s viewership gain — and then some.

The episode, which was the fifth of the current fifth season, drew a 0.17 adults 18-49 rating with 366,000 viewers. It was the least-watched installment on record.

Last week’s “Louie” broadcast posted a 0.23 rating with 576,000 viewers. It bested the previous week’s 0.20 with 407,000 viewers.

Lead-in “The Comedians” also slipped. After rising to a 0.29 with 680,000 viewers last Thursday, it settled for a 0.20 with 474,000 viewers for this week’s edition.

Unlike the “Louie” number, this week’s viewership tally does not, however, rank as a series low for the freshman comedy.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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